: produced or done with great effort
: not having an easy or natural quality
: produced or performed with labor <labored breathing>; also : lacking ease of expression <a labored speech>
defined for English-language learners
Examples of LABORED
- The patient's symptoms included a rapid pulse and labored breathing.
- The movie's dialogue seems very labored.
First Known Use of LABORED
adjective la·bored \ˈlā-bərd\
: produced or done with effort or difficulty <labored breathing>
: produced or performed with difficulty or strain <labored breathing>